We survey light-weight internal frame packs with a maximum weight of 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) and a volume generally in the range 50 L to 75 L. Part 1A covers the very basics and lists all the packs in the survey; Part 1B covers the frame and harness which carry the pack itself; Part 1C covers the main bag and all the other pockets, plus the all-important question of comfort. Part 2 in this series covers the individual packs tested.

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Survey Principles
  • Test Load Gear
  • The Reviewers
  • The Packs
  • Pack Volume Measurements - An (Almost) Impossible Quest
  • Reality Check on Pack Volume
  • The Secret Behind Pack Volume

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# PHOTOS: 7

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